read my stories

This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
For a more focused way of reading, you can select the Categories underneath My Articles tab at the top !
Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

Vivian coming ‘home’

  Our daughter Vivian and her husband Menno are returning to Holland for a 2 weeks. And although we see her a few times per week on Skype, it will be good to have her around for a bit! Will

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Wonderful Photo Site

In the ‘series’ of ‘what I look at on the Internet’ here’s a web site I particularly like. It is called 1x.com and shows beautiful photos by a large number of photographers. Click here to see. And now, ladies and

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My first WhyFly story published!

Heck YESSSSS I am proud! My friends at WhyFly, the brand new aviation web magazine from Canada, have read my first story and deemed it fit to join those already there. That means I am in the company of some

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Incredible modeling skill

Michael Paul Smith, a modeler and photographer in the US, has posted his skills on Flickr. Being an old modeler myself AND a photographer, I can only awe at his patience, skills and imagination ! I am glad I have

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CafePress.com Really Pissed Me Off

Yeah, you won’t see me angry quickly. I may be grumpy sometimes, but most of that is more out of fun than anything else. But these buggers have really done it now. I’ve been paying for a ‘Premium Site’ since

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Sketchup, FSX, Facebook and Blog

1-0 for now. It appears that it is so much ‘easier’ to quickly type a few lines on Facebook, read about what your friends and acquaintances are doing, check again a few times every day, and move on, then to

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Herb ‘Lizardo’ Morse Died

  I’ll be posting our best wishes for the next year soon here. But unfortunately I have to finish 2009 with yet another sad story. For the second time this month I have to post news that will be devastating

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Merry Christmas !

  It is finally here. Christmas. And a WHITE one at that! So Merry Christmas everybody! Hope you have some wonderful days with family and friends. And also my deepest sympathy to some of our friends whom I know are

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My good friend Jun passed away

  Many of you will have known my good friend Jun Kazama, in many forums known as ‘Gallopinggoose’. I am sad to tell you that Jun passed away on December 3rd, a victim of cancer. Our heartfelt condolences go to

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Nina is back home

…. and I am SO glad. Apparently I (and about agazillion husbands with me, I am sure…. come on, admit it!) am not made to live on my own. Too quiet, nobody to complain to, too much hassle of collecting

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Getting on……

….. in years, that is. Turning 57 today! There were times that I thought 57 was ANCIENT. Actually, I still think so… LOL! I’d rather be thirty again, know what I know now and live according to it. Alas,that’s not

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I should learn to turn down people

Actually, I’ve done a training course on similar things, way back when. Something about ‘Monkeys on your Shoulders’.  Trouble is, I can’t say NO to people. So I take on more work than I can handle… almost daily. That’s also

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Current ‘Projects’…..

Since not many people read here, I can safely list some of the projects I am currently working on….. And yes, as usual for me, not enough hours in a day! Oh, that picture on the left? Check out the

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Blogging Time!

Darn! Been too busy once again! Here’s a quick update of what we did: we got on the bike, and onto the ferry to England. We visited our friends Didier and Liz in London and had a most wonderful 4

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Writing a new book…..

Finally, I might add. Been wanting to do this for many years, ever after my first (co-authored) book appeared. Now I have decided and started. Working title is ‘Guide to Motor Travel in the Alps’, but that may change. I

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Almost time to go

Yes, I KNOW my last post was on August 24th, when we returned to France. And now we’re almost ready to head north to Holland again. Been too buys to write here…. sounds familiar? But apart from the usual headache-inducing

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Running out of time??

I don’t stop being amazed at who finds my forums and blogs sometimes. I look at the stats once in awhile, and sometimes check the most recent list of search phrases that brought people onto my blog. Usually I find

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One down, half a million to go

Furniture stores, that is….. you remember my post about the endless square miles of furniture shopping ?? Well, I am happy to report that 2 nights ago at least one of the horrible stores burnt down. And no, I had

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My new office……

Unfortunately still temporary, but nonetheless a major improvement over the old one…. see for yourself ! Yes, we arrived at our ‘second home’ again. I say HOME instead of house, because that’s what it is to me. My favorite home

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Getting ready to leave……

Not definitely yet, but still…. we’ll be back home and truly settled by September 28th !! Lots of things to do… we start by taking the bike and my office PC’s (and ourselves) down to France. Planning of seeing the

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The ‘do-it-NOW’ guy

That’s me folks. If something needs done, I need to do it NOW. Or I’ll forget. Or toss it aside. I have many things going on at all times, and many things in my head. When I am working on

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The holy furniture grail……

Loyal readers of my blog AND Facebook burps will know by now that my recent life has been overshadowed by ‘looking at furniture’. It is all Vivian’s fault of course, who decided to get married AND emigrate AND accept Nina’s

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